Community Centered Neighborhood Development
By David Pittman, July 1, 2009
- High School
- Social Studies
Common Core Standards
Anchors for Reading
Key Ideas and Details:
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, or ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas:
Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.
Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, including the validity of the reasoning as well as the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence.
Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity:
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
Anchor standards for Speaking and Listening:
Comprehension and Collaboration:
Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
Evaluate a speaker's point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric.
Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas:
Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Make strategic use of digital media and visual displays of data to express information and enhance understanding of presentations.
Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and communicative tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.
Anchor standards for Language:
Conventions of Standard English:
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Knowledge of Language:
Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
- identify sites for development
- research zoning regulations
- address the needs of a community
- Design Process Sheet from Cooper-Hewitt
- Designer Community Interview Sheet
- Designer Community Analysis Sheet
- Feedback Form
- Project Goals Form
- site: the intrinsic properties of a location
- situation: describes a site in relation to the features around it
- zoning: partitioning of a city into sections reserved for different purposes
- gendered space: locations appealing to or identified by use predominantly by one particular gender
- in-filling: new building on empty parcels of land within a checkerboard pattern of development
- action space: parts of a city in which daily movement occurs
- “City Beautiful” movement: design movement that strove to impart order on hectic industrial centers by creating urban spaces that conveyed a sense of morality and civic pride
- suburbanization: movement to residential communities, located outside of city centers, that are usually relatively homogeneous in terms of population
- urban sprawl: process of expansive suburban development over large areas spreading out from the city; tends to degrade the sense of community that people who live close to one another and close to their work tend to have